Why compost?

Our Grade 4 B has teamed up with CPC to begin composting.

A huge part of our Grade 4’s learning this year is to be more sustainable by addressing the long-term well-being of our planet.

With the help of our Clarion parent Ms. Nina, Grade 4B students learned about the benefits of Bokashi composting.

Bokashi is a type of composting that uses anaerobic fermentation to break down food waste and other organic matter. This process is done in a closed container, with the addition of a special Bokashi mixture. The Bokashi contains microorganisms that help to speed up the decomposition process.

Our class gathered dried leaves and sticks from the local park and their own gardens. These were then added into the blue compost bin with loads of water and the Bokashi that had been fermenting for at least 30 days.

Composting reduces the effect of greenhouse gas emissions. The benefits of Bokashi composting are that it produces less methane and carbon dioxide compared to traditional composting. Bokashi composting allows you to compost almost any type of food waste, including meat, dairy, and bones. The compost created through Bokashi composting is rich in nutrients, which can improve the health of your soil and the plants that grow in it.

Given that the UAE is hosting COP28 this year, an initiative such as Bokashi has been a wonderful introduction to mindful sustainable environmentalism.

“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” – Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States of America.


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